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Friday, June 9

"Islamic State claims suicide attack killing at least 20 near Shi'ite holy city" UPDATED

UPDATE
Reuters, 9:20am EDT:

A woman suicide bomber killed at least 31 people and wounded 35 in a crowded market in the town of Musayab, 80 km (50 miles) south of Baghdad, on Friday, security sources said.

Islamic State claimed the attack, 30 km east of the Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala, as well as a suicide attack at a bus station in central Kerbala around the same time. It did not identify either bomber, in a statement on its Amaq news agency.

Security sources said four people were wounded in the Kerbala bombing, and one security officer said the bomber was also a woman and had hidden the bomb under her full-body veil.

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Reuters, 5:42am EDT, June 9:

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt in a market east of the Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala on Friday, killing at least 20 and wounding 25, Iraqi security sources said.

Islamic State claimed the attack in the town of Musayab, in a statement on its Amaq news agency.


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